Rick Santorum!

My jaw dropped in disbelief yesterday when the votes were read out at the local tea party gathering. 56% voted that the local tea party support Rick Santorum! Thank god we needed a 66% majority vote to actually endorse a candidate, otherwise I  may not have been able to bring myself back to another meeting. I honestly could not believe that over half of the people in that room were supporting Rick Santorum, a guy who stands for big government, and massive deficit spending.

Here was a group of people, who were for small limited government, and had done so many great things on the state and local level, but somehow managed to completely miss the point on the national level. Were they really so misguided? Were they really so misinformed? Or were they really crazy enough to believe that Rick Santoram is a fiscal conservative?

The sad conclusion I made after I got home, my head spinning, was the sad fact that many of these people were greatly misinformed, and most of whom probably watch fox news each night; which puts as much spin on the facts as any progressive channel.

For anyone who was at the Tea Party last night, who is reading this. Please look into each individual candidate’s past. Please look at what they really stand for.

I’m still completely stunned that so many people could get behind such a counterfeit conservative. Did they learn nothing from George W Bush’s term? Are they really so brainwashed to think that the republicans are the custodians of all freedom, and the democrats are the anti-Christ?

The sad truth is that many of them are simply misinformed and misguided. They’re not crazy kooks, they just want to do what is right and get our country back on track. That is why I challenge everyone and every group in this blog. It is not about left vs right, it is about liberty and freedom. That is why I point out all the flaws, and the strengths in everything I write about. We cannot move forward unless we study all the angles, and are willing to see others view points.

Last night was not all bad though, there were a couple of great speakers, two of whom I admired, and one of whom I will be voting for later this year. I’ll talk about them both later in the week. I simply had to get this article off my chest. Rick Santorum! Really? That’s what the majority of the room choose as a ‘fiscal conservative’ who stands for liberty and limited government? Wow! What a shocker, we really have our work cut out for us!

Education, education, education! Thank god that this tea party wants to educate its members and families on the constitution. Perhaps I can point out the strengths and weaknesses of candidates, on both national and local issues, so at least we can start digging away at the fundamental problems.

If Rick Santorum is what the majority of the room thinks is a good candidate for limited government, we’re in trouble.

It’s time to take a stance and stand up for principles, not the establishment.

Wake up people; do your own research and stop following the lamestream media. The ‘mainstream’ does not have our best interests at heart. You do.

Would you rather vote for Obama?

Will you vote for the lesser of two evils this November, or will you vote for a patriot?

A lot of people would ‘rather vote for Obama’ than vote for Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney. And to be honest, I can’t blame them. Newt Gingrich is a globalist and is typical of the corrupt political establishment and Mitt Romney is practically a mirror image of Obama, and may as well be a liberal himself.

The only problem is that voting for the lesser of two evils (no matter if you choose Obama or one of the other two) is still evil.

Does Newt or Mitt portray fiscal conservative values? Do they have a track record to prove it?

Does Obama show a good record of this? That is a silly question since he has doubled the national debt in only three years, but it must be asked since you will have to ask yourself that when you vote.

I have decided to vote for Ron Paul, no matter if he wins the Republican nomination or not. Whether he runs as an independent or I have to write his name in. There are thousands, if not millions who will do so if it comes to it.

A real patriot does not vote for the less of two evils.

To vote for Gingrich or Romney, just to get rid of Obama, will not fix the fundamental flaws this country is currently experiencing. At least with Obama, you know he is an enemy of the constitution. With Gingrich and Romney you get a lot of rhetoric and talking points, but just like George W Bush, you still get the patriot act and other anti-constitutional bills which erode away at the Republic.

You must choose where you stand. Are you a sunny day patriot? Will you vote simply to remove one tyrant from power, just to replace him with another? Will you replace one snake with another snake in sheep’s clothing?

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.

And for all those holding off on voting for Ron Paul in the primaries because you have been led to believe that he has a dangerous foreign policy. I will show you tomorrow; why I think he actually has the best foreign policy, and why I think he is our last chance to save the Republic.

Your vote matters, but what matters more is standing for principles. Without principles we are nothing. Our Republic is founded upon beliefs and principles. We must stand for them, even if current tyrants hold power.

The current left/right, liberal/conservative genre is used to divide and conquer us. The last major landslide victory in an election was by Ronald Reagan because he spoke to the middle. Both liberals and conservatives alike loved him because he spoke to the common man, because he spoke of liberty for all.

I do not believe that Newt or Mitt could beat Obama, and even if they did, it would be a shallow victory. Has the Overton Window really shifted so far that we would vote a flip flop liberal conservative or a corrupt political establishment 3 time married fraud into the white house? I think not, I think people would rather vote for Obama. And that is indeed sad.

The lesser of two evils is not good enough anymore, it never was, and now it is more important than ever to stand on principles, no matter what the outcome.

As of right now, Ron Paul is still in the race to become the Republican nominee. It is my sincere hope that he succeeds. If he were to run as an independent and split the vote, and not win the overall election, at least he would cut the power down on both sides, and show the nation that independence is more important than simply picking a side. The Tea Party movement is growing, and more and more people are re-discovering the constitution and voting in ways that represent a smaller and more accountable government.

Liberty will prevail if enough people stick to the cause and see it through, no matter how hard the times ahead.

O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?